therealtimshady wrote:It's called an opinion - and by the way I have a maths degree and probably have far more qualifications than you - so before you call me retarded in future remember that
So you're going to defend yourself with the "opinion"-argument.
That's what the dumb people in a forum do. Back it up with facts. It makes you look like an idiot otherwise since you can't defend yourself with proper arguments.
A maths degree doesn't make you a guy who knows everthing about cycling, let alone if it's true what you're saying.
Anyway here are my facts:
-Contador is by far the best GT-rider of the last 5 years.
-Tour 2012 was boring, partly because of his absence.
-Contador always attacks no matter how desperate it is ( tdf 2011 'alpe d'huez stage). That is something ASO can't look away from. Contador gives them guaranteed spectacle thus more views.
-Contador was on the podium during the presentation of the tour, heck he even was in a short clip talking about the tour. So ASO clearly doesn't have any hard feelings against Contador otherwise they would never do that. They realised that the tour needs a guy like Contador
- Do you really think they want to cause a ****storm by not inviting Contador? Would be negative publicity for the tour and would make them look like bloody idiots.
EDIT: They even let Contador ride the tour 2011 while there was a good chance his results would get cancelled, so no way, HELL NO
Those are my facts